From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference:
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Cambrea Sturgis added to North Carolina A&T State’s trophy haul on Saturday at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, winning the NCAA title in both the women’s 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash.
Sturgis ran a 10.74 in the 100, the fastest all-weather time in NCAA championship history. Running out of Lane 3, she bested USC’s Twanisha Terry by .05 seconds.
She followed that with a 22.12 in the 200, the fourth-fastest time in collegiate history.
With the 100-meter win, Sturgis gives the Aggies their first-ever women’s outdoor NCAA title (and third overall after the North Carolina A&T State men won two NCAA titles on Friday). NCAT did win an NCAA indoor title in 2018, when Kayla White took gold in the 200 meters.
This was the MEAC’s first women’s outdoor NCAA title since Francena McCorory of Hampton won the 400 meters in 2010.
The evening also saw the Aggies finish third in the 4×100-meter relay after running a 43.03 — behind LSU and USC — while Madeleine Akobundu ran a 12.90 in the 100-meter hurdles to come in fifth.
North Carolina A&T State finished third in the team standings with 31 points.